May 3, 2014
This is two works; the 1882 one has no author.
Facsimile of two works:
-The California practical cook book. Oakland, Cal. Pacific Press Pub. Co., 1882. And,
-De Graf, Belle. Mrs. De Graf's cook book. San Francisco, Calif. : H.S. Crocker Co., c1922.
The first work is a short collection of simple recipes without named author or editor. It includes 56 numbered pages followed by 6 unnumbered p. of local advertisements.
The second work, whose author is described as "Editor of the cooking information page syndicated in fifty Pacific Coast newspapers" and "Director, Domestic Science, California Prune & Apricot Growers Association" (among other qualifications), has detailed recipes, general cooking instructions, and a complete index, pp. 349-372, followed by 10 unnumbered p. of advertisements.
Erica J. Peters
Director, Culinary Historians of Northern California